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Do you think gay or lesbian couples, in other words, homosexual couples, should be legally permitted to adopt children? (VCF0878)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,842 33.5
5) No 2,968 53.9
8) DK 268 4.9
9) NA; no Post IW 426 7.7
TOTAL5,504100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Do you think gay or lesbian couples, in other words, homosexual couples, should be legally permitted to adopt children? (GAYADOPT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 502 47.1
5) No 509 47.7
8) Dont know 47 4.4
9) Refused 8 0.8
TOTAL1,066100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


For/Against: What about homosexuals being legally permitted to adopt children? (91, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (GAYADOPT)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 618 22.4
0) Against 0 0
1) For 2,144 77.6
TOTAL2,762100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Gay or lesbian adults should have the right to adopt children. (GAYADOPT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 1,072 14
2) Agree 3,173 41.5
3) Disagree 1,785 23.4
4) Strongly disagree 1,197 15.7
5) If R insists: neither agree nor disagree 386 5.1
8) Refused 10 0.1
9) Dont know 20 0.3
TOTAL7,643100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you think gay or lesbian couples, in other words, homosexual couples, should be legally permitted to adopt children? (V083213)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 39 1.7
-8) Dont know 44 1.9
1) Yes 1,122 48.3
5) No 1,118 48.1
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . c. homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt children. (H3ADOPT)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 186 16.2
2) Mostly agree 265 23
3) Mostly disagree 198 17.2
4) Completely disagree 502 43.6
TOTAL1,151100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . c. homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt children. (H3ADOPT)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 138 7.6
2) Mostly agree 318 17.5
3) Mostly disagree 371 20.4
4) Completely disagree 819 45
5) Dont know 173 9.5
TOTAL1,819100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ADOPT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 112 11.2
2) Favor 306 30.7
3) Oppose 281 28.2
4) Strongly oppose 238 23.9
9) Dont know/Refused 59 5.9
TOTAL996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


For/Against: What about homosexuals being legally permitted to adopt children? (GAYADOPT)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 62 13.8
0) Against 0 0
1) For 386 86.2
TOTAL448100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you favor or oppose adoption rights for gays and lesbians so they can legally adopt children? (GAYADOPT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 281 24.8
2) Somewhat favor 235 20.8
3) Somewhat oppose 105 9.3
4) Strongly oppose 394 34.8
5) Dont know/refused 116 10.3
TOTAL1,131100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Gay or lesbian adults should have the right to adopt children. (GAYADOPT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 435 8.8
2) Agree 1,939 39.3
3) Disagree 1,375 27.9
4) Strongly disagree 964 19.6
5) If respondent insists: Neither agree nor disagree 201 4.1
8) Refused 4 0.1
9) Dont know 10 0.2
TOTAL4,928100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Suppose there was a genetic test that revealed a babys likelihood of becoming a homosexual. If you/your partner were 2 months pregnant and this test revealed that your baby would probably become a homosexual, how likely would you be to favor an abortion? Do you think you would definitely favor an abortion, probably favor an abortion, probably oppose an abortion, or definitely oppose an abortion? (ABRTHOMO)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely favor an abortion 78 5.2
2) Probably favor an abortion 165 11.1
3) Probably oppose an abortion 312 21
4) Definitely oppose an abortion 932 62.7
TOTAL1,487100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Homosexuals (How much do members of that group agree with your vision of American society?) (V121N)
  TOTAL %
1) Almost completely agree 235 11.3
2) Mostly agree 459 22.1
3) Somewhat agree 790 38
4) Not at all 433 20.8
8) Dont know 139 6.7
9) Refused 25 1.2
TOTAL2,081100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now thinking generally about homosexuality in America… Would you say your overall opinion of gay men is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable? (OPNGAYSM)
  TOTAL %
1) Very favorable 200 7.5
2) Mostly favorable 800 29.9
3) Mostly unfavorable 572 21.4
4) Very unfavorable 786 29.4
9) Dont know/Refused 315 11.8
TOTAL2,673100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you say it doesnt bother you to be around homosexuals, or that it makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals? (G_UNCOMF)
  TOTAL %
1) It doesnt bother you to be around homosexuals 2,019 75.6
2) It makes you uncomfortable to be around homosexuals 531 19.9
9) Dont know/Refused 121 4.5
TOTAL2,671100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for President would you vote for the following if that person happened to be the following -- Homosexual. (PRESHOMO)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 328 50.4
2) No 277 42.5
3) Dont know/No answer 46 7.1
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


I am going to name various groups of people. Please tell me whether or not you would like to have these groups as neighbors, if it wouldnt make any difference to you, or if you would prefer not to have them as neighbors. -- Homosexuals. (NEIHOMO)
  TOTAL %
1) Would like 38 5.8
2) Make no difference 338 51.9
3) Prefer not 267 41
4) Dont know/No answer 8 1.2
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Imagine someone like yourself in the following situation and tell us what would most likely happen - You discover, to your surprise that a good friend of yours of your own sex is involved in a homosexual relationship. In this situation would your friendship continue and not change at all, would your friendship continue but not as close as before, or would your friendship probably come to an end? (Not asked of elementary school students.) (D10HMOSX)
  TOTAL %
1) Your friendship would continue and not change at all 419 12.2
2) Your friendship would continue but not as close as before 1,046 30.4
3) Your friendship would probably come to an end 1,352 39.3
4) Dont know 620 18
TOTAL3,437100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


If a presidential candidate belongs to a political party you like and has many views you like, would you be willing to vote for such a person if the person is a homosexual? (PRESHMSX)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 673 26.9
2) No 1,621 64.8
8) Dont know 206 8.2
TOTAL2,500100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Please tell me whether you agree or disagree that government should be allowed to restrict each of the following on broadcast television: Scenes portraying homosexual characters and relationships. (RSTHMOTV)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 325 32.4
2) Mildly agree 144 14.4
3) Mildly disagree 198 19.7
4) Strongly disagree 308 30.7
9) Dont know/Refused 28 2.8
TOTAL1,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think homosexuals have too much power and influence in America today, too little, or about the right amount? (STER1B)
  TOTAL %
1) Too much power 326 30.6
2) Too little power 257 24.1
3) About the right amount 412 38.7
8) Dont know 54 5.1
9) Refused 16 1.5
TOTAL1,065100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[Answered Other (a male) to HOM_PRS] There is a lot more discussion about homosexuality these days. Who is the first homosexual person that comes to your mind? Just the first person that you can think of. (HOM_P_M2)
  TOTAL %
1) Freddie Mercury 7 3.3
2) George Michael 4 1.9
3) Harvey Milk 6 2.8
4) A gay priest/bishop (in news) 5 2.3
5) Liberace 42 19.6
6) Michael Jackson 12 5.6
7) Richard Simmons 14 6.5
8) Rock Hudson 37 17.3
9) RuPaul 13 6.1
10) Will from TV Show Will & Grace 10 4.7
11) Elton John 48 22.4
12) Roy (from Sigfried and Roy) 6 2.8
13) Little Richard 4 1.9
14) Barney Frank 6 2.8
TOTAL214100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
4) Allowed 1,898 79.2
5) Not allowed 442 18.4
8) Dont know 49 2
9) No answer 7 0.3
TOTAL2,396100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q40 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about the educational system and the media..c. An admitted homosexual should be allowed to teach at a high school (Q40C)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 294 17.4
2) Agree 645 38.2
3) Disagree 288 17.1
4) Strongly disagree 344 20.4
5) Undecided 117 6.9
TOTAL1,688100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed to teach 722 78.1
5) Not allowed 178 19.3
8) Dont know 21 2.3
9) No answer 3 0.3
TOTAL924100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you favor or oppose laws to protect homosexuals against job discrimination? (VCF0876)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 4,803 51.9
5) Oppose 2,808 30.3
8) DK; depends (1988) 420 4.5
9) NA; no Post IW 1,227 13.3
TOTAL9,258100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Do you favor or oppose laws to protect homosexuals against job discrimination? Do you favor/oppose such laws strongly or not strongly? (VCF0876A)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor strongly 2,797 30.2
2) Favor not strongly 2,002 21.6
4) Oppose not strongly 1,052 11.4
5) Oppose strongly 1,739 18.8
7) DK if favor or oppose; depends (1988); DK if favor/oppose strongly or not strongly 429 4.6
9) NA if favor or oppose; NA if favor/oppose strongly or not strongly; no Post IW 1,239 13.4
TOTAL9,258100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Recently there has been a lot of talk about job discrimination. Do you favor or oppose laws to protect homosexuals against job discrimination? (FEMP)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) FAVOR 993 63.9
5) OPPOSE 480 30.9
8) DK 59 3.8
9) REFUSED 23 1.5
TOTAL1,555100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


IF R FAVORS PROTECTING HOMOSEXUALS AGAINST JOB DISCRIMINATION: Do you favor such laws strongly or not strongly? (FAV PHOMO)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) FAVOR STRONGLY 597 60.1
5) FAVOR NOT STRONGLY 394 39.7
8) DK 2 0.2
TOTAL993100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


IF R OPPOSES PROTECTING HOMOSEXUALS AGAINST JOB DISCRIMINATION: Do you oppose such laws strongly or not strongly? (OPP PHOMO)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) OPPOSE STRONGLY 278 57.9
5) OPPOSE NOT STRONGLY 200 41.7
8) DK 2 0.4
TOTAL480100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed to teach 710 79.1
5) Not allowed 176 19.6
8) Dont know 9 1
9) No answer 3 0.3
TOTAL898100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE laws to protect homosexuals against job discrimination? (GAYSJOBD)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 773 72.5
5) Oppose 252 23.6
8) Dont know 32 3
9) Refused 9 0.8
TOTAL1,066100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you [favor/oppose] such laws (to protect homosexuals from job discrimination) STRONGLY or NOT STRONGLY? (GAYSJBD2)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor strongly 524 51.1
2) Favor not strongly 249 24.3
4) Oppose not strongly 96 9.4
5) Oppose strongly 156 15.2
TOTAL1,025100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? B. Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed to teach 1,546 77.2
5) Not allowed 411 20.5
8) Dont know 37 1.8
9) No answer 9 0.4
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


For/Against: What about allowing homosexuals to teach in the public schools? (92, 96, 01, 06, 09) (GAYTEACH)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 266 11.7
0) Against 0 0
1) For 1,998 88.3
TOTAL2,264100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed to teach 1,411 75.8
5) Not allowed 368 19.8
8) Dont know 76 4.1
9) No answer 6 0.3
TOTAL1,861100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed to teach 574 62.6
5) Not allowed 297 32.4
8) Dont know 43 4.7
9) No answer 3 0.3
TOTAL917100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed to teach 1,440 74.9
5) Not allowed 424 22
8) Dont know 57 3
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,923100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you favor or oppose laws to protect homosexuals against job discrimination? (V083211)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 56 2.4
-8) Dont know 40 1.7
1) Favor 1,603 69
5) Oppose 624 26.9
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF R FAVORS PROTECTING HOMOSEXUALS AGAINST JOB DISCRIMINATION/IF R OPPOSES PROTECTING HOMOSEXUALS AGAINST JOB DISCRIMINATION: Do you favor such laws strongly or not strongly?/Do you oppose such laws strongly or not strongly? (V083211A)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 2 0.1
-8) Dont know 2 0.1
-1) INAP, -8,-9 in V083211 96 4.1
1) Strongly 1,527 65.7
5) Not strongly 696 30
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed to teach 552 56.5
5) Not allowed 375 38.4
8) Dont know 45 4.6
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed to teach 628 63.2
5) Not allowed 326 32.8
8) Dont know 36 3.6
9) No answer 3 0.3
TOTAL993100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed to teach 1,387 73.7
5) Not allowed 415 22.1
8) Dont know 77 4.1
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,882100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


School boards ought to have the right to fire teachers who are known homosexuals. (Q16E) (FIREHOMO)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 6,754 24.3
2) Mostly agree 4,842 17.4
3) Mostly disagree 7,480 26.9
4) Completely disagree 7,188 25.8
9) Dont know/Refused 1,555 5.6
TOTAL27,819100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Allowed 780 52
5) Not allowed 668 44.6
8) Dont know 48 3.2
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,499100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Allowed 801 54.6
5) Not allowed 609 41.5
8) Dont know 56 3.8
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,468100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? School boards ought to have the right to fire teachers who are known homosexuals. (FGAYTCH)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 372 17.8
2) Mostly agree 220 10.5
3) Mostly disagree 567 27.1
4) Completely disagree 818 39.1
9) Dont know/Refused 117 5.6
TOTAL2,094100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- As you know, there has been considerable discussion in the news lately regarding the rights of homosexual men and women. In general, do you think homosexuals should or should not have equal rights in terms of job opportunities? (HOMOSXRT)
  TOTAL %
1) Should 1,268 78.1
2) Should not 269 16.6
3) Dont know/Refused/No opinion 86 5.3
TOTAL1,623100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed 1,409 70.6
5) Not allowed 522 26.2
8) Dont know 58 2.9
9) No answer 7 0.4
TOTAL1,996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
  TOTAL %
4) Yes, allowed to teach 733 68.2
5) Not allowed 290 27
8) Dont know 47 4.4
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL1,075100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 251 48.4
2) No 198 38.2
3) Are you not sure 70 13.5
TOTAL519100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 282 45.9
2) Not sure 146 23.8
3) No 186 30.3
TOTAL614100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


There should be laws protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools. Do you: (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 89 15.7
2) Agree 162 28.5
3) Are you neutral 114 20.1
4) Disagree 125 22
5) Strongly disagree 61 10.7
6) Dont know 17 3
TOTAL568100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 220 53.8
2) No 139 34
3) Not sure 50 12.2
TOTAL409100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 261 52.5
2) No 180 36.2
3) Not sure 56 11.3
TOTAL497100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


There should be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools. Do you: (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 39 7.9
2) Agree 181 36.8
3) Are you neutral 87 17.7
4) Disagree 120 24.4
5) Strongly disagree 47 9.6
6) Dont know 18 3.7
TOTAL492100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 185 44.8
2) No, or 152 36.8
3) Are you not sure 76 18.4
TOTAL413100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 174 43.7
2) No 144 36.2
3) Not sure 80 20.1
TOTAL398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


I would like to ask you your position on a number of issues which could play a role in this years election. -- Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 137 39.7
2) No 147 42.6
3) Not sure 61 17.7
TOTAL345100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 222 57.1
2) Not Sure 45 11.6
3) No 122 31.4
TOTAL389100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2 2]Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : School boards ought to have the right to fire teachers who are known homosexuals (AGREE2E)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 1,041 21.2
2) Mostly agree 576 11.7
3) Mostly disagree 1,227 25
4) Completely disagree 1,836 37.4
9) Dont know/Refused 231 4.7
TOTAL4,911100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Agree/Disagree: Marriages between homosexuals should be given the same legal status as heterosexual marriages. (93, 97, 99, 01, 03, 04, 07, 09) (GAYMARRY)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 431 18.4
0) Disagree 0 0
1) Agree 1,912 81.6
TOTAL2,343100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Homosexual couples should have the right to marry one another--do you agree or disagree? (MARHOMO)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 44 3.1
2) Agree 118 8.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree 196 13.9
4) Disagree 336 23.8
5) Strongly disagree 613 43.4
8) Cant choose 82 5.8
9) No answer 25 1.8
TOTAL1,414100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you think homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the United States Armed Forces or dont you think so? (VCF0877)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, think so 4,386 60.8
5) Dont think so 1,954 27.1
8) DK 251 3.5
9) NA; no Post IW 627 8.7
TOTAL7,218100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Do you feel strongly or not strongly that homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the United States Armed forces? Do you feel strongly or not strongly that homosexuals should not be allowed to serve in the United States Armed forces? (VCF0877A)
  TOTAL %
1) Feel strongly should be allowed 2,769 38.4
2) Feel not strongly should be allowed 1,605 22.2
4) Feel not strongly should not be allowed 440 6.1
5) Feel strongly should not be allowed 1,508 20.9
7) DK if favor or oppose; depends (1988); DK if favor/oppose strongly or not strongly 263 3.6
9) NA if favor or oppose; NA if favor/oppose strongly or not strongly; no Post IW 631 8.7
TOTAL7,216100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Do you think homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the United States Armed Forces or dont you think so? (GAYMIL SUP)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) HOMOSEXUALS SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO SERVE 1,285 71.2
5) HOMOSEXUALS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SERVE 414 22.9
8) DONT KNOW 86 4.8
9) REFUSED 19 1.1
TOTAL1,804100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


IF R SAYS ALLOW HOMOSEXUALS TO SERVE IN ARMED FORCES: Do you feel strongly or not strongly that homosexuals should be allowed to serve? (GAYMIL FAV)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) STRONGLY 871 67.8
5) NOT STRONGLY 410 31.9
8) DONT KNOW 4 0.3
TOTAL1,285100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


IF R SAYS DO NOT ALLOW HOMOSEXUALS TO SERVE IN ARMED FORCES: Do you feel strongly or not strongly that homosexuals should not be allowed to serve? (GAYMIL OPP)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) STRONGLY 322 77.8
5) NOT STRONGLY 89 21.5
8) DONT KNOW 3 0.7
TOTAL414100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Do you think homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the United States Armed Forces or dont you think so? (GAYMILIT)
  TOTAL %
1) Homosexuals should be allowed to serve 833 78.1
5) Homosexuals should not be allowed to serve 193 18.1
8) Dont know 30 2.8
9) Refused 10 0.9
TOTAL1,066100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you feel STRONGLY or NOT STRONGLY that homosexuals [should be allowed/ should not be allowed] to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces? (GAYMLIT2)
  TOTAL %
1) Feel homosexuals should be allowed - strongly 560 54.6
2) Feel homosexuals should be allowed – not strongly 270 26.3
4) Feel homosexuals should not be allowed – not strongly 59 5.8
5) Feel homosexuals should not be allowed – not strongly 134 13.1
8) Dont know 2 0.2
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,026100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Id like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military? [Answered only if FORM = 2.] (ISSHOMO)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 332 15.1
2) Favor 940 42.7
3) Oppose 377 17.1
4) Strongly oppose 337 15.3
9) Dont know/Refused 214 9.7
TOTAL2,200100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the United States Armed Forces or dont you think so? (V083212)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 46 2
-8) Dont know 44 1.9
1) Homosexuals should be allowed to serve 1,756 75.6
5) Homosexuals should not be allowed to serve 477 20.5
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF R SAYS ALLOW HOMOSEXUALS TO SERVE IN ARMED FORCES/IF R SAYS DO NOT ALLOW HOMOSEXUALS TO SERVE IN ARMED FORCES: Do you feel strongly or not strongly that homosexuals should be allowed to serve?/Do you feel strongly or not strongly that homosexuals should not be allowed to serve? (V083212A)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 2 0.1
-8) Dont know 3 0.1
-1) INAP, -8,-9 in V083212 90 3.9
1) Strongly 1,574 67.8
5) Not strongly 654 28.2
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . d. homosexuals should be allowed to serve openly in the armed forces. (H4MILTRY)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 425 36.6
2) Mostly agree 334 28.8
3) Mostly disagree 128 11
4) Completely disagree 274 23.6
TOTAL1,161100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . d. homosexuals should be allowed to serve openly in the armed forces. (H4MILTRY)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 326 18
2) Mostly agree 555 30.6
3) Mostly disagree 298 16.4
4) Completely disagree 484 26.7
5) Dont know 151 8.3
TOTAL1,814100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


For/Against: What about allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military? (GAYSIN2)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 49 8.2
0) Against 0 0
1) For 548 91.8
TOTAL597100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
  TOTAL %
1) Always justified 4 0.7
2) Sometimes justified 120 20
3) Never justified 467 77.8
8) Dont know 9 1.5
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
  TOTAL %
1) Always justified 0 0
2) Sometimes justified 5 0.8
3) Never justified 636 97.8
8) Dont know 8 1.2
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
  TOTAL %
1) Always justified 30 4.1
2) Sometimes justified 92 12.7
3) Never justified 526 72.5
8) Dont know 71 9.8
9) Refused 7 1
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Gay men and lesbians (that is), homosexuals -- feeling thermometer (VCF0232)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 37 0.3
2) 2 13 0.1
3) 3 5 0
4) 4 3 0
5) 5 63 0.5
7) 7 1 0
8) 8 2 0
9) 9 1 0
10) 10 281 2.2
13) 13 1 0
15) 15 768 5.9
20) 20 227 1.7
22) 22 1 0
25) 25 101 0.8
26) 26 1 0
27) 27 1 0
30) 30 839 6.4
32) 32 2 0
35) 35 32 0.2
40) 40 997 7.6
41) 41 1 0
43) 43 1 0
45) 45 57 0.4
47) 47 1 0
48) 48 3 0
49) 49 11 0.1
50) 50 4,195 32.1
51) 51 3 0
52) 52 1 0
55) 55 29 0.2
56) 56 3 0
57) 57 1 0
58) 58 1 0
60) 60 895 6.9
65) 65 63 0.5
70) 70 797 6.1
72) 72 1 0
75) 75 148 1.1
79) 79 1 0
80) 80 160 1.2
83) 83 1 0
85) 85 494 3.8
86) 86 1 0
90) 90 88 0.7
92) 92 1 0
95) 95 17 0.1
96) 96 3 0
97) 97-100 degrees 461 3.5
98) Dont know 551 4.2
99) NA; no Post IW 1,691 13
TOTAL13,056100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
  TOTAL %
1) Always justified 772 7
2) Sometimes justified 2,022 18.3
3) Never justified 7,760 70.4
8) Dont know 412 3.7
9) Refused 62 0.6
TOTAL11,028100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


Feeling Thermometer: Gay Men and Lesbians (GAYSTHRM)

Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Agree/Disagree: Homosexual relations should be against the law. (87, 90) (ANTIGAY)
      TOTAL %
    -1) RF/DK 78 14.8
    0) Disagree 0 0
    1) Agree 448 85.2
    TOTAL526100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Agree/Disagree: Homosexuality should be considered an acceptable lifestyle for those who choose it. (89) (GAYSOK)
      TOTAL %
    -1) RF/DK 20 5.3
    0) Disagree 0 0
    1) Agree 355 94.7
    TOTAL375100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Do you believe that homosexuality is morally wrong or is it morally acceptable? (97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (GAYWRONG)
      TOTAL %
    -1) RF/DK 163 3.6
    1) Morally wrong 2,346 52.3
    2) It depends (Vol.) 588 13.1
    3) Morally acceptable 1,388 30.9
    TOTAL4,485100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    What about gays and lesbians? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where 1 means very unfavorable feelings and 10 means very favorable feelings)? (08, 10) (RATEGAYS)
      TOTAL %
    -1) RF/DK 80 5.6
    1) Very unfavorable 114 7.9
    2) 2 43 3
    3) 3 62 4.3
    4) 4 76 5.3
    5) 5 344 23.9
    6) 6 70 4.9
    7) 7 122 8.5
    8) 8 162 11.2
    9) 9 84 5.8
    10) Very favorable 284 19.7
    TOTAL1,441100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Q85I [NEXT, IM GOING TO READ SOME BEHAVIORS. FOR EACH, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT IT IS MORALLY ACCEPTABLE, MORALLY WRONG, OR IS IT NOT A MORAL ISSUE?] Homosexual behavior (Q85I)
      TOTAL %
    1) Morally acceptable 879 3.5
    2) Morally wrong 22,243 88.9
    3) Not a moral issue 1,192 4.8
    4) Depends on situation 339 1.4
    8) Dont know 249 1
    9) Refused 129 0.5
    TOTAL25,031100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
      TOTAL %
    1) Always justified 127 18.1
    2) Sometimes justified 191 27.3
    3) Never justified 346 49.4
    8) Dont know 33 4.7
    9) Refused 3 0.4
    TOTAL700100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
      TOTAL %
    1) Always justified 126 21
    2) Sometimes justified 251 41.8
    3) Never justified 193 32.2
    8) Dont know 23 3.8
    9) Refused 7 1.2
    TOTAL600100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: Chile
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    Now Im going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. (Q5B)
      TOTAL %
    1) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 17,391 48.9
    2) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 14,396 40.5
    3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 1,887 5.3
    9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 1,882 5.3
    TOTAL35,556100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    How would you rate: Gay men and lesbians (that is, homosexuals)? (V085064U)
      TOTAL %
    -9) Refused 15 0.7
    -8) Dont know (dont know where to rate) 43 2.1
    -6) Thermometer: dont know who this is 3 0.1
    -2) No Post-election IW 221 10.8
    0) 0 0 0
    5) 5 1 0
    10) 10 3 0.1
    12) 12 1 0
    15) 15 96 4.7
    20) 20 1 0
    25) 25 3 0.1
    30) 30 92 4.5
    35) 35 2 0.1
    40) 40 122 6
    42) 42 1 0
    45) 45 3 0.1
    50) 50 702 34.4
    55) 55 1 0
    60) 60 182 8.9
    62) 62 1 0
    65) 65 1 0
    69) 69 1 0
    70) 70 199 9.7
    74) 74 1 0
    75) 75 6 0.3
    80) 80 7 0.3
    85) 85 180 8.8
    89) 89 1 0
    90) 90 3 0.1
    100) 100 151 7.4
    TOTAL2,043100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    For each pair, tell me whether the first statement or the second statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. (QB2_4)
      TOTAL %
    1) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 332,108 28.7
    2) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 766,436 66.3
    3) Neither/Both equally 58,080 5
    TOTAL1,156,624100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    THERMOMETER RATING: GAY MEN AND LESBIANS (HOMOSEXUALS) [887=Dont recognize; 888=Dont know where to rate; 889=Refused; 999=NA] (GAYSTHRM)

    Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Here are some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society OR Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society. (HOMOWAY)
        TOTAL %
      1) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 1,529 50.9
      2) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 1,138 37.9
      3) (VOL.) Neither/Both equally 229 7.6
      9) (VOL.) Dont know/Refused 106 3.5
      TOTAL3,002100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
        TOTAL %
      1) Always justified 78 7.8
      2) Sometimes justified 347 34.7
      3) Never justified 562 56.2
      8) Dont know 11 1.1
      9) Refused 2 0.2
      TOTAL1,000100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Other: The Philippines
      Frame: Other
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
        TOTAL %
      1) Always justified 56 7
      2) Sometimes justified 135 16.9
      3) Never justified 563 70.4
      8) Dont know 43 5.4
      9) Refused 3 0.4
      TOTAL800100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Other: South Africa
      Frame: Other
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
        TOTAL %
      1) Always justified 119 16.1
      2) Sometimes justified 191 25.9
      3) Never justified 368 49.9
      8) Dont know 48 6.5
      9) Refused 12 1.6
      TOTAL738100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Now Im going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right. (Q5B)
        TOTAL %
      1) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society 217 54.1
      2) Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society 153 38.2
      3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 14 3.5
      9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 17 4.2
      TOTAL401100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Regional Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . e. homosexuals behavior should be against the law, even if it occurs between consenting adults. (H6UNLWFL)
        TOTAL %
      1) Completely agree 219 18.9
      2) Mostly agree 106 9.2
      3) Mostly disagree 317 27.4
      4) Completely disagree 516 44.6
      TOTAL1,158100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . f. AIDS is Gods way of punishing homosexuals. (H7GODPUN)
        TOTAL %
      1) Completely agree 76 6.7
      2) Mostly agree 89 7.9
      3) Mostly disagree 201 17.8
      4) Completely disagree 766 67.7
      TOTAL1,132100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . g. homosexuality should be considered an acceptable alternative lifestyle. (H8TLIF)
        TOTAL %
      1) Completely agree 238 20.6
      2) Mostly agree 284 24.5
      3) Mostly disagree 223 19.3
      4) Completely disagree 413 35.7
      TOTAL1,158100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Now Id like to ask about some changes that have occurred in recent decades. Please tell me whether you feel each change was very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad for our society: g. more acceptance of homosexuality. (C7ACHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Very good 160 8.4
      2) Mostly good 702 36.8
      3) Mostly bad 580 30.4
      4) Very bad 466 24.4
      TOTAL1,908100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . f. homosexual behavior should be against the law, even if it occurs between consenting adults. (H6UNLWFL)
        TOTAL %
      1) Completely agree 220 12.1
      2) Mostly agree 289 15.9
      3) Mostly disagree 525 28.9
      4) Completely disagree 618 34
      5) Dont know 165 9.1
      TOTAL1,817100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . g. AIDS is Gods way of punishing homosexuals. (H7GODPUN)
        TOTAL %
      1) Completely agree 132 7.3
      2) Mostly agree 221 12.2
      3) Mostly disagree 373 20.5
      4) Completely disagree 859 47.3
      5) Dont know 232 12.8
      TOTAL1,817100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . h. homosexuality should be considered an acceptable alternative lifestyle. (H8ALTLIF)
        TOTAL %
      1) Completely agree 210 11.6
      2) Mostly agree 465 25.6
      3) Mostly disagree 384 21.2
      4) Completely disagree 577 31.8
      5) Dont know 178 9.8
      TOTAL1,814100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Now, Id like to rate your feelings toward some people and organizations, with one hundred meaning a VERY WARM, FAVORABLE feeling; zero meaning a VERY COLD, UNFAVORABLE feeling; and fifty meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to one hundred, the higher the number the more favorable your feelings are toward that person or organization. If you have no opinion or never heard of that person or organization, please say so. Give gays & lesbians a rating, with 100 meaning a very warm, favorable feeling; zero meaning a very cold, unfavorable feeling; and 50 meaning not particularly warm or cold. (IF DONT KNOW:) Would you say you are unable to give an opinion of Gays & lesbians, or have you never heard of gays & lesbians? (THERM14)
        TOTAL %
      0) Very Cold, Unfavorable 0 0
      1) 17 1.5
      2) 10 0.9
      4) 1 0.1
      5) 32 2.9
      6) 1 0.1
      7) 1 0.1
      10) 47 4.2
      11) 2 0.2
      15) 9 0.8
      20) 37 3.3
      25) 54 4.9
      30) 23 2.1
      33) 1 0.1
      35) 5 0.4
      37) 1 0.1
      39) 1 0.1
      40) 40 3.6
      45) 4 0.4
      47) 1 0.1
      50) 381 34.2
      51) 2 0.2
      55) 2 0.2
      60) 26 2.3
      65) 3 0.3
      70) 34 3.1
      75) 62 5.6
      80) 38 3.4
      85) 10 0.9
      87) 1 0.1
      90) 31 2.8
      95) 5 0.4
      100) Very Warm, Favorable 109 9.8
      101) No Opinion/DK 115 10.3
      102) Never Heard of 7 0.6
      TOTAL1,113100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: Other
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. E. Homosexual relations are okay, if that is the persons choice. (AHOMOSOK)
        TOTAL %
      1) Strongly agree 150 7.2
      2) Agree 710 33.9
      3) Disagree 578 27.6
      4) Strongly disagree 658 31.4
      TOTAL2,096100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Other
      Mode: In-Person


      And is homosexual behavior morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? (Q180B) (MORGL_A)
        TOTAL %
      1) Morally acceptable 782 8.9
      2) Morally wrong 4,291 48.6
      3) Not a moral issue 3,096 35.1
      4) Depends on situation (VOL.) 157 1.8
      9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 503 5.7
      TOTAL8,829100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      (CATHOLIC OVERSAMPLE) For each item I name, please tell me if you personally find it morally acceptable or morally unacceptable.- Homosexual relations between consenting adults (MORAL4)
        TOTAL %
      1) Acceptable 556 44.9
      2) Unacceptable 648 52.4
      8) DK/No opinion 33 2.7
      TOTAL1,237100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
        TOTAL %
      1) Always justified 2 0.3
      2) Sometimes justified 8 1.2
      3) Never justified 640 98
      8) Dont know 3 0.5
      9) Refused 0 0
      TOTAL653100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Other: Kenya
      Frame: Other
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: homosexuality. (HOMOSEXU)
        TOTAL %
      1) Always justified 94 9.4
      2) Sometimes justified 241 24
      3) Never justified 635 63.2
      8) Dont know 29 2.9
      9) Refused 6 0.6
      TOTAL1,005100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Other: Guatemala
      Frame: Other
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      50E1. Next, Id like to know whether you have warm or cold feelings toward a number of well-known groups. Ill read out a group and ask you to rate it from zero (0) to one hundred (100). The higher the number, the warmer or more favorable you feel toward it. If you have very warm or positive feelings, you might give it 100. If you have very cold or negative feelings, give it a zero. If you feel neither warm nor cold toward it, give it a 50. You can use all the numbers from zero to 100. The first group is gay men and lesbians, that is, homosexuals? (FTGAYS)
        TOTAL %
      0) 0 0 0
      1) 1 68 0.8
      2) 2 31 0.4
      3) 3 9 0.1
      4) 4 5 0.1
      5) 5 68 0.8
      6) 6 3 0
      7) 7 1 0
      8) 8 4 0
      9) 9 5 0.1
      10) 10 219 2.7
      15) 15 19 0.2
      17) 17 1 0
      19) 19 1 0
      20) 20 218 2.7
      25) 25 249 3
      26) 26 1 0
      27) 27 1 0
      28) 28 1 0
      29) 29 0 0
      30) 30 217 2.7
      32) 32 1 0
      33) 33 5 0.1
      35) 35 32 0.4
      37) 37 1 0
      40) 40 255 3.1
      42) 42 0 0
      43) 43 2 0
      45) 45 47 0.6
      47) 47 2 0
      48) 48 1 0
      49) 49 9 0.1
      50) 50 3,546 43.3
      51) 51 2 0
      52) 52 3 0
      54) 54 1 0
      55) 55 12 0.1
      59) 59 1 0
      60) 60 233 2.8
      65) 65 35 0.4
      67) 67 1 0
      68) 68 1 0
      69) 69 3 0
      70) 70 263 3.2
      72) 72 2 0
      74) 74 2 0
      75) 75 505 6.2
      76) 76 2 0
      78) 78 2 0
      80) 80 440 5.4
      85) 85 43 0.5
      87) 87 2 0
      88) 88 2 0
      89) 89 2 0
      90) 90 263 3.2
      92) 92 2 0
      94) 94 1 0
      95) 95 57 0.7
      96) 96 4 0
      97) 97 1 0
      98) 98 16 0.2
      99) 99 19 0.2
      100) 100 1,045 12.8
      888) Dont know 97 1.2
      999) Refused 97 1.2
      TOTAL8,181100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      What about gays and lesbians? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where 1 means very unfavorable feelings and 10 means very favorable feelings)? (RATEGAYS)
        TOTAL %
      -1) RF/DK 44 5.9
      1) Very unfavorable 61 8.1
      2) 2 28 3.7
      3) 3 40 5.3
      4) 4 44 5.9
      5) 5 172 22.9
      6) 6 33 4.4
      7) 7 67 8.9
      8) 8 80 10.7
      9) 9 48 6.4
      10) Very favorable 133 17.7
      TOTAL750100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Do you think more acceptance of gays and lesbians would be a good thing or a bad thing for the country - or that it would not make much difference either way? (ACCPTGAY)
        TOTAL %
      1) Good for country 600 22.5
      2) Bad for country 823 30.8
      3) Wouldnt make much difference 1,131 42.3
      9) Dont know/Refused 118 4.4
      TOTAL2,672100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Do you think it is a sin, or not, to engage in homosexual behavior? (HOM_SIN)
        TOTAL %
      1) Is a sin 1,477 55.3
      2) Is not a sin 875 32.8
      9) Dont know/Refused 319 11.9
      TOTAL2,671100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      [ASK ONLY IF HOM_SIN= 1 IS A SIN] In your mind, is homosexual behavior more or less sinful than adultery, or are they both about the same? (SINADLTY)
        TOTAL %
      1) More sinful than adultery 141 9.5
      2) Less sinful than adultery 84 5.7
      3) About the same 1,176 79.6
      9) Dont know/Refused 77 5.2
      TOTAL1,478100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Typology U: Homosexuality -- 1) Homosexuality should be accepted . . . 2) Society should discourage homosexuality (HOMOSEX)
        TOTAL %
      1) Agree strongly with statement number 1 7,636 28.6
      2) Agree not strongly with statement number 1 4,669 17.5
      3) Agree strongly with statement number 2 10,915 40.8
      4) Agree not strongly with statement number 2 2,173 8.1
      5) Neither/Both equally 520 1.9
      9) Dont know/Refused 814 3
      TOTAL26,727100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the following statement - Homosexual relations are OK, if that is the persons choice. (Not asked of elementary school students.) (J4HMOSX)
        TOTAL %
      1) Agree 1,101 32
      2) Disagree 1,932 56.1
      3) Dont know 413 12
      TOTAL3,446100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: Other
      Sample: Non-Random
      Mode: In-Person


      Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the following statement - Homosexual relations are never acceptable because it is unnatural. (Not asked of elementary school students.) (J7HMOSIN)
        TOTAL %
      1) Agree 1,915 55.6
      2) Disagree 978 28.4
      3) Dont know 550 16
      TOTAL3,443100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: Other
      Sample: Non-Random
      Mode: In-Person


      Homosexuality should be an acceptable lifestyle. (HOMOLIFE)
        TOTAL %
      0) Refused 0 0
      1) Strongly agree 522 20.5
      2) Moderately agree 414 16.2
      3) Slightly agree 170 6.7
      4) Neither agree nor disagree 96 3.8
      5) Slightly disagree 88 3.5
      6) Moderately disagree 196 7.7
      7) Strongly disagree 996 39.1
      99) Dont know 66 2.6
      TOTAL2,548100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Now Im going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society OR…Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society. (STATHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Statement #1 - strongly 2,990 35.2
      2) Statement #1 - not strongly 1,256 14.8
      3) Statement #2 - strongly 2,982 35.1
      4) Statement #2 - not strongly 488 5.8
      5) Neither/both equally (VOL.) 272 3.2
      9) Dont know/refused 496 5.8
      TOTAL8,484100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- Sexual relations between gay or lesbian persons in a committed relationship can be morally acceptable. (GAYSXMOR)
        TOTAL %
      1) Strongly Agree 314 19.3
      2) Somewhat Agree 431 26.6
      3) Somewhat Disagree 239 14.7
      4) Strongly Disagree 543 33.5
      5) Dont know/Refused 96 5.9
      TOTAL1,623100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      How about homosexual relations? Are they always morally wrong, usually morally wrong, or only sometimes morally wrong? (HOMOSEX)
        TOTAL %
      1) Always 1,615 65.9
      2) Usually 166 6.8
      3) Only sometimes 450 18.4
      4) Never wrong 220 9
      TOTAL2,451100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Other: Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina and California
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Some possible threats to religious life are listed below. Indicate the degree to which you feel each issue is a threat to religious life -- Homosexuality (THREAT23)
        TOTAL %
      1) Not at all 1,121 18.5
      2) A little 1,655 27.3
      3) Moderately 1,226 20.2
      4) Quite a bit 950 15.7
      5) Extremely 1,117 18.4
      TOTAL6,069100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: Denominations
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Mailed


      I believe homosexual activity, even between consenting adults, is morally wrong. Do you: (HOMOADLT)
        TOTAL %
      1) Strongly agree 128 25.8
      2) Agree 187 37.7
      3) Feel neutral 30 6
      4) Disagree 119 24
      5) Strongly disagree 24 4.8
      6) Dont know 8 1.6
      TOTAL496100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Im going to read you some statements, some of which you will probably agree with, others you will probably disagree with: Gay and lesbian couples can be as good parents as heterosexual couples. Do you completely agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or completely disagree with this statement. (G_PARENT)
        TOTAL %
      1) Completely agree 803 30.1
      2) Somewhat agree 640 24
      3) Somewhat disagree 299 11.2
      4) Completely disagree 709 26.5
      5) Mixed opinion 69 2.6
      9) Dont know/Refused 152 5.7
      TOTAL2,672100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Compared with people in general, are gays and lesbians less likely to have stable, long-term relationships, or dont you think so? (GAYRELAT)
        TOTAL %
      1) Less likely to have stable, long-term relationships 651 24.4
      2) Just as likely 1,391 52.1
      9) Dont know/Refused 629 23.5
      TOTAL2,671100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Do you think most gays and lesbians are unhappier than most other people, or dont you think so? (GAYHAPPY)
        TOTAL %
      1) Gays and lesbians are unhappier 637 23.8
      2) Dont think so 1,514 56.7
      9) Dont know/Refused 520 19.5
      TOTAL2,671100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      What about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      0) Inapplicable 0 0
      1) Allowed 1,975 82.4
      2) Not allowed 375 15.7
      8) Dont know 37 1.5
      9) No answer 9 0.4
      TOTAL2,396100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      What about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? If somebody in your community suggests that a book he wrote in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      0) Inapplicable 0 0
      1) Favor 545 22.7
      2) Not favor 1,801 75.2
      8) Dont know 43 1.8
      9) No answer 7 0.3
      TOTAL2,396100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 772 83.5
      2) Not allowed 138 14.9
      8) Dont know 11 1.2
      9) No answer 3 0.3
      TOTAL924100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 206 22.3
      2) Not favor 694 75.1
      8) Dont know 21 2.3
      9) No answer 3 0.3
      TOTAL924100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 750 83.5
      2) Not allowed 140 15.6
      8) Dont know 6 0.7
      9) No answer 2 0.2
      TOTAL898100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 234 26.1
      2) Not favor 653 72.7
      8) Dont know 8 0.9
      9) No answer 3 0.3
      TOTAL898100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? A. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 1,635 81.6
      2) Not allowed 326 16.3
      8) Dont know 33 1.6
      9) No answer 9 0.4
      TOTAL2,003100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? C. If some people in your community suggested that a book he wrote in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 471 23.5
      2) Not favor 1,495 74.6
      8) Dont know 33 1.6
      9) No answer 4 0.2
      TOTAL2,003100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      For/Against: What about the efforts to guarantee equal civil rights for homosexual men and women? (84-90, 94, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05) (GAYLIB)
        TOTAL %
      -1) RF/DK 780 16.6
      0) Against 0 0
      1) For 3,914 83.4
      TOTAL4,694100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 1,494 80.3
      2) Not allowed 305 16.4
      8) Dont know 56 3
      9) No answer 6 0.3
      TOTAL1,861100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 476 25.6
      2) Not favor 1,319 70.9
      8) Dont know 61 3.3
      9) No answer 5 0.3
      TOTAL1,861100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Here are some social issues facing our country today. How interested are you in each one, quite interested, fairly interested, or not very interested? -- reducing intolerance toward homosexuals (SOCHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Quite interested 1,581 28.2
      2) Fairly interested 1,547 27.6
      3) Not very interested 2,261 40.4
      4) Dont know/refused 214 3.8
      TOTAL5,603100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 674 73.5
      2) Not allowed 206 22.5
      8) Dont know 34 3.7
      9) No answer 3 0.3
      TOTAL917100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? If some people in your community suggested that a book he wrote in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 303 33
      2) Not favor 586 63.9
      8) Dont know 25 2.7
      9) No answer 3 0.3
      TOTAL917100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 1,553 80.8
      2) Not allowed 325 16.9
      8) Dont know 44 2.3
      9) No answer 1 0.1
      TOTAL1,923100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? If some people in your community suggested that a book he wrote in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 536 27.9
      2) Not favor 1,325 68.9
      8) Dont know 57 3
      9) No answer 5 0.3
      TOTAL1,923100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 681 69.7
      2) Not allowed 257 26.3
      8) Dont know 37 3.8
      9) No answer 2 0.2
      TOTAL977100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 350 35.8
      2) Not favor 589 60.3
      8) Dont know 35 3.6
      9) No answer 3 0.3
      TOTAL977100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 752 75.7
      2) Not allowed 214 21.6
      8) Dont know 24 2.4
      9) No answer 3 0.3
      TOTAL993100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? If some people in your community suggested that a book he wrote in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 282 28.4
      2) Not favor 678 68.3
      8) Dont know 29 2.9
      9) No answer 4 0.4
      TOTAL993100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . e. landlords should not have to rent to homosexuals if they are morally opposed to homosexuality. (H5LNDLRD)
        TOTAL %
      1) Completely agree 334 18.4
      2) Mostly agree 393 21.6
      3) Mostly disagree 461 25.4
      4) Completely disagree 466 25.7
      5) Dont know 162 8.9
      TOTAL1,816100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 1,519 80.7
      2) Not allowed 306 16.3
      8) Dont know 54 2.9
      9) No answer 3 0.2
      TOTAL1,882100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 479 25.5
      2) Not favor 1,316 69.9
      8) Dont know 83 4.4
      9) No answer 4 0.2
      TOTAL1,882100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? S. The rights of homosexuals (CHOMRITE)
        TOTAL %
      1) Very concerned 299 14.2
      2) Fairly concerned 425 20.2
      3) Not too concerned 643 30.5
      4) Not concerned at all 741 35.2
      TOTAL2,108100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Other
      Mode: In-Person


      Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 927 61.8
      2) Not allowed 522 34.8
      8) Dont know 47 3.1
      9) No answer 3 0.2
      TOTAL1,499100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 614 41
      2) Not favor 830 55.4
      8) Dont know 53 3.5
      9) No answer 2 0.1
      TOTAL1,499100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 967 65.9
      2) Not allowed 455 31
      8) Dont know 46 3.1
      9) No answer 0 0
      TOTAL1,468100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 581 39.6
      2) Not favor 853 58.1
      8) Dont know 32 2.2
      9) No answer 2 0.1
      TOTAL1,468100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID HATE CRIME LAWS ARE A GOOD IDEA] How about hate crime laws that impose special penalties when crimes are directed against gay men and lesbians on account of their sexual orientation? Do you think that the hate crime laws should also include sexual orientation? (HATECR3B)
        TOTAL %
      1) Good idea 346 68.1
      2) Bad idea 106 20.9
      3) Both/neither 9 1.8
      4) Dont know/No answer 47 9.3
      TOTAL508100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Regional Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 1,578 79.1
      2) Not allowed 363 18.2
      8) Dont know 47 2.4
      9) No answer 8 0.4
      TOTAL1,996100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 562 28.2
      2) Not favor 1,366 68.4
      8) Dont know 61 3.1
      9) No answer 7 0.4
      TOTAL1,996100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      How important should it be for religious groups to influence public policy to support gay and lesbian rights in Indianapolis? (ACTIVE7)
        TOTAL %
      1) Very important 133 16.5
      2) Somewhat important 214 26.6
      3) Not too important 159 19.7
      4) Not at all important 287 35.6
      8) Dont know 8 1
      9) Refused 5 0.6
      TOTAL806100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Yes, allowed to speak 839 78
      2) Not allowed 199 18.5
      8) Dont know 35 3.3
      9) No answer 2 0.2
      TOTAL1,075100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      If some people in your community suggested that a book written by an admitted homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
        TOTAL %
      1) Favor 313 29.1
      2) Not favor 713 66.3
      8) Dont know 45 4.2
      9) No answer 4 0.4
      TOTAL1,075100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Please tell me whether you are generally for or against the efforts to guarantee equal civil rights for homosexual men and women. (GAYLIB)
        TOTAL %
      1) Strongly for 10 3.3
      2) For 114 38
      3) Against 110 36.7
      4) Strongly against 44 14.7
      8) Uncertain 19 6.3
      9) No answer 3 1
      TOTAL300100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Regional Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      FOR THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC ISSUE, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU ARE STRONGLY FOR IT, FOR IT, AGAINST IT, OR STRONGLY AGAINST IT. What do you think about the efforts to guarantee equal civil rights for homosexual men and women? (GAYLIB)
        TOTAL %
      1) Strongly for it 25 8.3
      2) For it 99 33
      3) Against it 87 29
      4) Strongly against it 65 21.7
      8) Dont know 18 6
      9) No answer 6 2
      TOTAL300100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Regional Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID HATE CRIME LAWS ARE A GOOD IDEA] How about hate crime laws that impose special penalties when crimes are directed against gay men and lesbians on account of their sexual orientation? Do you think that the hate crime laws should also include sexual orientation? (HATECR3B)
        TOTAL %
      1) Good idea 68 64.2
      2) Bad idea 25 23.6
      3) Both/neither 0 0
      4) Dont know/No answer 13 12.3
      TOTAL106100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Regional Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
      Adoption: This question type asks whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to adopt children,.
      Comfort with: This question type asks the respondent about their level of comfort with homosexuals.
      Culture: This question type asks about the influence of homosexuals on culture/pop culture.
      Job Discrimination: This question type asks about respondent's views of laws that limit discrimination against sexual minorities in the workplace.
      Marriage: This question type asks the respondent if homosexuals should be allowed to marry.
      Military Service: This question type asks respondents about gays and lesbians serving in the military.
      Morality of: This question type asks about the perceived morality of homosexuality
      Relationships/Parenting: This question type asks about the perceived quality of gay/lesbian relationships or gays/lesbians as parents.
      Tolerance/Civil Rights: This question type asks about whether homosexuals should be granted certain rights, such as free speech.

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